Nastassja Lewinski Assistant ProfessorVirginia Commonwealth UniversityMy research focuses on bridging the gulf between the rapidly increasing number of complex nanostructures and our understanding of the toxicity and biodistribution of these nanostructures by developing new techniques to detect, measure, control, and predict their pharmacokinetics. I am an early stage investigator and have over 10 years of experience with the synthesis, characterization and toxicological assessment of metal-based nanoparticles. My broad training allows me to take a big picture approach to nanotoxicology, and not only identify areas for interdisciplinary research but also effectively communicate between my engineering, chemistry and biology collaborators. Connect on AIChE Engage ChEnected contributions Lessons for the New Professor Jul 27, 2018 . by Nastassja Lewinski Being a new professor comes with many new responsibilities and experiences. These tips will help you excel as a new ChemE professor.